The San Diego Great Schools Visit is off to a phenomenal start! The group includes representatives from diverse organizations including: Rockhurst University, United Inner City Services, Kansas City Public Schools, Turner Unified School District, and Kansas City Public Library, to name a few.
Dinner was held at Seasons 52 and the group was joined by Alec Barron, principal investigator for Competency X (a project at Del Lago Academy), which "badges scholars in science and engineering practices." Also present, was Katie Martin, mobile technology researcher at University of San Diego.
On this tour, the group will see schools that have blended learning, personalized learning, project-based learning, and character development initiatives.
The Great School Visits are designed to expose Kansas Citians to high-performing, urban schools with similar student populations to those of Kansas City. The visits began in the Fall of 2015 and tour groups have visited Boston, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, San Francisco/Bay Area and Washington D.C. Participants form new networks across all industries and are inspired and encouraged to innovate community-based solutions to challenges in our local educational ecosystem. The visits are unique in that they do not have pre-determined end goals, but create an environment where solutions can be nurtured and thrive. The Great Schools Visits are made possible and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.